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Date Printed: 8/19/2014
Dom. de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
Dom. de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/19/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is the "Classic Vintage" of Domaine Marcoux. In 1990, the Domaine became the first in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape to implement biodynamic farming practices. Their youngest vines are 40 to 60 years old, and in short, the winemaker-sisters Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin do as little as possible to the harvested grapes. This domaine, as critic Stephen Tanzer put it, is "the essence of Châteauneuf-du-Pape."

Blend: 74% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre, 9% Syrah, 3% Cinsault

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About Domaine de Marcoux:

Official French records indicate that the Armenier family has been tending vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since the 1300's. Today, winemaker-sisters Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin continue to write history with the wines of Domaine de Marcoux. In 1990, the Domaine became the first in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape to implement biodynamic farming practices. Their youngest vines are 40 to 60-years-old, and in short, the sisters do as little as possible to the harvested grapes. This domaine, as critic Stephen Tanzer put it, is "the essence of Châteauneuf-du-Pape."

In 2003, Robert Parker named Sophie and Catherine on his list of "Wine Personalities of Year," writing, "Over the last 12 years, the biodynamically farmed vineyard has risen to the top of Châteauneuf-du-Pape's quality hierarchy. The two red wines produced have been stunning, with the regular cuvée of Châteauneuf-du-Pape one of the finest in the appellation, and the limited production Cuvée Vieilles Vignes one of the world’s truly magnificent wines."